For Sale: One gently used, low-mileage Mercedes-Benz with an outstanding service history. Available for test drive in Bumf---, Wisconsin.
It's a silver 2007 C280 4matic (i.e., all-wheel drive) with most of the trimmings, including sunroof and heated seats. Just over 38,000 miles. Clean title. No dents or dings. Dealer serviced, on schedule, for its entire life. Good car, runs great, in excellent condition, with no issues. The only non-standard service it's ever needed over the 22,000 miles I've driven it was an alignment. Tires still have life left. Asking $19,900, but will knock off an extra $500 for a TOP reader. I will have it detailed before sale.
Bonus: Custom canvas "Canine Cover" for rear seat and front seatbacks included.
Reason for selling...
...It's been replaced. I took delivery of a new TOPmobile* yesterday. It's a base Toyota Rav4 V6 4WD, in my fourth choice of color (you know what they say: oh well). It is, among other things:
- The first new car I've bought in more than 15 years
- The first SUV I've ever driven, much less owned
- The largest vehicle I've ever owned
- Only the second vehicle with an automatic transmission I've ever owned
- The most expensive vehicle I've ever bought in my life
The reason for the purchase is as utilitarian as the vehicle. I am, first of all, greatly looking forward to being able to transport 32-gallon trash cans to the town dump. Secondly, I need to raise my credit score (I almost never borrow money, and have very little credit history), and Toyota was offering a 0% interest deal. This allows me to "get credit" for borrowing money without paying for the privilege.
It's also set me upon new waters in another way: as you may have gleaned from the above, I'm selling my old car privately. Which will be a first for me. Planning to list it on eBay, AutoTrader, and Craigslist. Any veterans of selling automobiles privately have any tips?
*It's a good thing "TOPMOBILE" won't fit on a custom license plate. I don't need to be any more eccentric than I already am.
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